Monday, 30 September 2013

Bartolini red glitter finish 1960's Italian-made "cheesy" guitar
Guitars like this 1960s-era Italian-made Bartonlini may be perceived by many to be "cheesy", but I just love them. Maybe I'm easily impressed by the glitter and pearloid celluloid finishes, the rows of pushbutton switches, the perspex fingerboards, the unusual choice of FOUR pickups. Maybe I should be more concerned with what these guitars actually sound like. However, Hubert Sumlin, guitarist with Howlin' Wolf, was known to play a very similar Bartolini, and hey, if it was good enough for the likes of him...

Currently listed on with a Buy It Now price of €1,499.

G L Wilson

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1 comment:

  1. Judging by the footage the Bartolini wasn't the most excellent sounding or stable axe that Hubert ever played. Sure looked cool!



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